Gun Show Ignites Opinions

By Erika Mahoney

Gun Show Ignites Opinions

January 12, 2013 Updated Jan 14, 2013 at 11:02 AM EDT

Port Crane, NY (WBNG Binghamton) As guns old and new decorated tables inside Port Crane's Fire House for an annual gun show, recent gun control debates were on the minds of many.

The Port Crane gun show has been running for 10 years, but attendees said they sensed a new attitude this year.

After the massive shooting in Newtown, Conn., along with several other shootings over the past year, gun control debates have come to the forefront of the nation.

In Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (NY-D) State of the State address last Wednesday, the issue was a hot topic.

Cuomo proposes closing private sales, requiring mandatory background checks, banning high magazine counts, and keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, to name a few.

The Port Crane gun show manager spoke generally on gun restrictions Saturday saying further action would hinder his freedom.

"Listen, there have been some terrible tragedies, but that's no reason for a travesty of justice to take place," said Nicolas Jubinski. "Why punish people who didn't do it?"

Despite many attempts, most declined to appear on camera, saying they were fearful of becoming a target. But most echoed similar concerns.

One seller said he felt the number of attendees is significantly higher this year.

He said it's because people believe it will become more difficult to obtain firearms in the future.

The gun show continues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday.

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